Shawn Nevins of the TAT Foundation and I did an interview recently where we discuss the themes and some of the stories surrounding my book Falling For Truth.
It can be seen as a video here
And as a podcast on spiritualteachers.org here
With the book now out for a month, I thought it would be a good idea to lay out a small overview of what is in the book chapters so those visiting this site can better see the many areas it contains.
Chapter 1 recounts the death event that led to seeing reality and myself not just as a “kind of dream” but as a dream.
Chapter 2 looks at modern spirituality and why it has little merit for the seeker of truth.
Chapter 3 is about commitment, small and large. I share an example from a Native Indian medicine man and how the commitments we make shape our entire life.
Chapter 4 presents what Richard Rose called Jacob’s Ladder. I take his framework and show how it fits into alchemy, Adyashanti, Ancient Egypt. This reveals 3 stages of spiritual work, what those three stages are- and why very very few are even in the second stage (even though most of them think they are in the third or even completed).
Chapter 5 is about the mind, thoughts, its parasitic nature, and a long discussion of the process of recapitulation (life review) that took me almost 5 years to complete.
Chapter 6 is about the examination of the mind, some suggestions how to do that, and what I found by looking at my mind with something past the mind.
Chapter 7 digs into the dreamstate, the world we inhabit but believe to be “real.” Here via movies, discussion of holograms, time loops, and parallel worlds the dreamstate might be seen a bit more clearly.
Chapter 8 is about manifestation- which Rose labeled between ness, and why the spiritual community is being sold a manifestation product that accomplishes very little.
Chapter 9 is a wrap up of the book and where things are heading after writing it.
The Appendix has around 100 pages of information on the Nag Hammadi Gnostic documents, the process of recapitulation, dreaming exercises that I used, a discussion of Castaneda’s Tonal and Nagual, what I see a shaman really is, and a presentation of the plates of the alchemic Mutus Liber which basically lays out the whole process of awakening if you can read the symbolic language.